Rethinking Finance

The Rethinking Finance Impact Hub aims to contribute to the evolution of the financial system so it can serve the transformation of our economy to achieve human wellbeing within planetary boundaries. It seeks to support the adoption of short-term policy levers for long-term system shifts to fundamentally change finance.

Change finance

The Club of Rome seeks to reframe the sustainable finance discussion beyond incremental shifts in the deployment of capital and management of risk to the deep transformation of the finance system at large. The current financial system is a major hinderance in phasing out the old economy and a new financial paradigm is critically important to enable a new economy that is fair to people and will operate within the planetary boundaries.  

The Club of Rome change finance strategy develops a theory of change and sets out three core principles for a regenerative financial system and a systems framework to realign the financial system in support of a regenerative economy. It explores the main barriers to ‘changing finance’ and outlines six deep-dive projects to overcome them. To implement the strategy, a Transformational Finance Commission will be established and further  research and engagements conducted around the suggested projects.

International finance reform

Research and policy analysis is being developed by The Club of Rome to better understand the role of private and public finance and to identify the policy levers required to achieve the urgent turnarounds needed for wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries, as outlined in the Earth4All initiative. What are  the innovative financial solutions that are needed to move from billions to trillions to make progress on poverty, inequality, empowerment, food and energy? What are the contributions of current sources of finance and potential new ones?   

The Club of Rome is a member of the Beyond Bretton Woods initiative – which is working to lay the foundations for a fair, equitable, nature-centric, healing and regenerative international financial architecture.

European sustainable finance agenda

The Club of Rome is engaging in the European sustainable finance agenda to influence the policy direction through the lens of change finance. The organisation aims to elevate the European Union’s role as a catalyst for change internationally to reform the global financial framework, in line with shifting towards a broader change finance agenda and delivering on Earth4All.  

A trusted network of policymakers, public finance institutions and change agents has been established to co-create systems solutions for European financial policy with global impact.

For more information contact:

Tom JessRethinking Finance Programme ManagerE:

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